Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...

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The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Taser International (TASR) just 'lost' Supreme Court of USA

Making it personal...

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' epileptic nephew suffered a massive seizure after being beaten and hit with a stun gun during a scuffle at a New Orleans area hospital. ... Derek Thomas, 25, was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital on Thursday after what some news outlets described as a possible suicide attempt. When orderlies asked Thomas to put on a hospital gown, he refused and tried to flee the facility. That's when security guards stepped in, and a scuffle ensued. ... One of the guards punched Thomas, pulled out his hair and then shocked him with a Taser, the patient's sister... Because of the fight, Thomas suffered a serious seizure...
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1 comment:

PKB said...

Behind this tragic event, there is a real irony: Judge Clarence only just got approved twenty years ago for the US Supreme Court by a 52-48 decision - remember Anita Hall, anyone? - under Bush-senior.
Now he is faced with another completely unjust taser victim in his own family.
Of course, yet again, this won't be a wake-up call, but, in the corridors of power - Clarence's vote was decisive in Bush junior's first election fraud in Florida - maybe questions will be asked during much-deserved lunch-breaks.
Maybe not.
Not holding my breath!
PKB